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Android 12 To Come With UI Changes, New Privacy Features: Leaks

By Susshmita Choubey - 
9th Feb 2021
Android 12

Newer versions of Android always brings something new in its build. This time it is going to be in the form of Android 12, the next OS for Google devices. Moreover, it is expecting to launch later this year. However, leaks for the OS features are coming out in the form of an early draft of the document. It comes with screenshots that show the new UI changes including a new notifications panel.

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Leaks | XDAdevelopers
Leaks | XDAdevelopers

Additionally, it also showcases more pronounced rounded corners, new privacy features, and a new widget selection. However, Google has not officially shared any details on the Android 12. So, we cannot be sure of this information until now.

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One should note that before releasing the beta version of the OS, Google shares some documentation. It also shares source code with its partners to allow them to prepare for their devices. A report by XDA Developers claims that an early draft from the said documentation has leaked. Moreover, it shows some of the changes, along with screenshots, that can be expected from Android 12.

Some of the changes that can come in this new update:

  • It now has an opaque background and more pronounced rounded corners for each notification.
  • There seem to be four Quick Settings tiles that are bigger in size instead of the usual six.
  • The date and time that appears on the top left of the notifications panel have interchanged.
  • The top right of the notifications panel shows new icons, presumably for privacy features in Android 12.

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In terms of changes to the widgets, there now looks like a ‘Conversations’ widget that can show recent messages, missed calls, or activity statuses. As per the report, it also adds that Google plans to make the Conversation widget mandatory for all devices that will run Android 12. There are also ‘People Shortcuts’ that provide quick information on contact.

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Leaks | Android 12

The new icons show if the camera or microphone is being used. The report points out that tapping on these icons can show which app is using the camera or microphone. Additionally, there is also a privacy setting that can also be revamped in Android 12. It could allow a user to completely disable the camera, microphone, and location access.


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